To George Jefferson
Philadelphia Mar. 7. 1800.
I wrote you on the 4th. that I should have a sum of money sent on about the 11th. to cover your advance for mr Randolph: but yesterday I recieved a letter from him mentioning that mr Picket had agreed to recieve the money in New York, and that the whole sum would be 2300. D. I find that about 400. D. for which I had given mr Barnes an order on the James river co. did not remain with you as I expected, but was applied to his credit to replace as much advanced by him for mr Short. this lessens my resources so much: and on rallying them to their utmost I find I can cover only 1800. Dollars. you may assure your correspondent at New York & rely yourself that this sum shall be placed in his hands in time to answer your draught on him; or it shall be paid any where else you please to direct. the remaining sum of 500. D. I am in hopes can be managed with you. on this subject be so good as to write to me fully, and count on whatever I can do, and on my particular acknolegements and participation in the friendly aid you have given mr Randolph in this business. I am Dr. Sir
PrC (MHi); at foot of text: “Mr. Jefferson”; endorsed by TJ in ink on verso. Enclosure: TJ to Thomas Mann Randolph of this date.
I recieved a letter: see Thomas Mann Randolph to TJ, 1 Mch., for the missive of 27 Feb. Bethune & Smith served as the correspondent at new york for George Jefferson & Co. (TJ to George Jefferson, 15 June 1799).